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Obituary for Sharon Schnepf (Alcorn)

Sharon (Alcorn) Schnepf went to her heavenly reward on Tuesday Sept 24, 2019. She died peacefully in her sleep.

Sharon was born Jan 9, 1950, in West Union, Iowa. She grew up on a dairy farm. After her chores were completed, she delighted in riding her horse. In 1968 she graduated valedictorian from North Fayette Community high school in West Union.

Sharon entered Iowa State University majoring in physics and graduating in 1972. Her first teaching job was in Anamosa, Iowa. After one year, she relocated to Carroll, Iowa. teaching science in the high school.

In 1976 she met her future husband, Ted Schnepf, and they were married July 30th, 1977 in west Union. She followed, Ted to the Chicago area, where he worked for the railroad. Sharon taught physics and astronomy at Lake Park High School in Roselle, Ill. For 34 years. She was twice honored as an “Outstanding Teacher”. She was a very understanding and caring teacher. She retired in 2011.

Sharon was active in her Presbyterian church, teaching both Sunday school and vacation bible school. She enjoyed vegetable gardening, growing flowers. reading, her bible study, music and interacting with her students. Sharon will be remembered for her kind heart and generous spirit.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents Ruth (Saltsgiver) and Leroy Alcorn, Brother Lyle and sisters Linda and Arlene.

Sharon is survived by her husband Ted, one sister Nancy Grimes and, two brother in laws Jim Grimes and Ron Koester, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation 3:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. Monday, September 30, 209 at the Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory, 950 South Bartlett Rd (at Stearns Rd), Bartlett. Visitation will continue Tuesday from 9:30a.m. until time of service 10:00a.m. at Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 1510 Greenbrook Blvd, Hanover Park. Following services, cremation will be private at the Countryside Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorials made to the American Diabetes Association,, would be appreciated.